We had a lot of excitement around here last week! Benjamin Teague Masson was born to our daughter, Abby, and her husband, Christian, on January 11th! He is healthy and wonderfully made. Amelia is a terrific big sister! All are doing well and we are so thankful. Grandparenthood Really is Grand! If you were … Continue reading Grandparenthood
Do you ever struggle with discontentment? I know I do. When you're busy and not really paying attention to your thoughts, does your mind tend to default to contentment or complaining? To thinking negatively or to thanking Him? For me, more often than not, I find myself thinking negatively until I realize what I'm doing, … Continue reading What Were You Thinking?
A Bad Attitude I'll admit it. All I've wanted to do lately is read. You know how it is when you find a good book and you just don't want to put it down? I haven't wanted to cook, clean, write, take care of kids. I just wanted to read! Of course, I still did … Continue reading Cultivating Thankfulness
I had to drive on the dreaded I-35 last week which is something I usually try to avoid. (I don't like being in life and death situations.) As my very wide vehicle came within inches of a concrete barrier on one side, and a lumbering eighteen wheeler on the other side while going 75 miles … Continue reading Don’t Get in No Hurry
Have you ever had "one of those days"? I'm sure you have...a day where it seems nothing goes right. I had a day like that yesterday! I don't want you to ever think that my life is all sunshine and roses. I want to share my life--and not just the good parts. That takes vulnerability. … Continue reading One of Those Days
Like many other moms out there, I've been getting things ready for school starting. So many things to think about... There's school clothes to get, supplies to buy, schedules to pick up, summer habits to break, new routines to get ready for, haircuts to get, doctor appointments to go to, etc! Then, for homeschooling, there's … Continue reading Sandpaper
Hello! One of the hardest parts of parenting is letting our kids go. I don't just mean when they graduate from high school and go off to college. Letting go happens over and over again in small steps starting from the time they leave the womb. Sometimes we as parents aren't aware of this gradual … Continue reading Entrusting our Children to God